The Genocide Against the Armenians 1915-1923 and the Relevance of the 1948 Genocide Convention, Alfred de Zayas J.D. (Harvard) Dr. Phil, (Gottingen),Professor of International Law, Geneva School of Diplomacy; Former Secretary if the UN Human Rights Committee.
“The Genocide Convention of 1948 can be applied retroactively to the Armenian Genocide, because most provisions of the Convention are declarative of pre-existing international law….It should be remembered that the Genocide Convention did not “create” the crime of genocide, but was intended to strengthen the pre-existing claims of victims of genocide, including the victims of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust”.
Excerpt from Executive Summary by Prof. Zayas, p.13.
Published by Haigazian University, February 2010